Bangladesh Independence with Climate Connections

Oldham Libraries and Crossing Footprints present an event which celebrates the final victory day for Bangladesh Independence along with a Climate Connections Women’s Group cultural presentation.

Bangladesh Independence Victory Day Celebration

বাংলাদেশের ৫১তম বিজয় দিবস উদযাপন

Artists for Bangladesh Independence with Climate Connections

featuring a programme by Ayna Arts and Climate Connections Women’s Group

জলবায়ু সংযোগ মহিলা গ্রুপ

at Northmoor Library, Wednesday 7th December 2022 4.30-6.30pm

With music and songs by Nuruzzaman Ahmed, Mitra Kabir and Luthfur Rahman

Discussion, poetry and drama by Ayna Arts

Flag for Bangladesh Independence with Climate Connections

Bangladesh Independence with Climate Connections

The event will include a section on Climate Change cultural action – a short presentation by the Climate Connections Women’s Group who have begun working with Jesmin Chowdhury with support from Hope For The Future and Crossing Footprints.

FREE – all welcome. Food and refreshments will be included.

Northmoor Library, Chadderton Way, Oldham OL9 6DH

Why is Bangladesh Victory Day is separate from Independence Day?

“From 26th March, 1971, Bangladesh stopped being a part of Pakistan. Our independence was announced by major Ziaur Rahman; on behalf of the great national leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and henceforth, the battle for freedom started against the oppressing Pakistani army.

So 26th March is basically “Independence Declaration Day“, which is celebrated as a national day because we consider that day as the birthday of Bangladesh. Before that, we were “East Pakistan”.

After the end of the nine month long armed struggled, Pakistani army conceded defeat and surrendered on 16th December, which embarks the “Victory Day“, which means that is day when the enemy was defeated.”

Ishtiaque Khan
Sub-Editor, The Daily Star Bangladesh

Bangladesh Independence with Climate Connections celebration flyer
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